Illinois Ancestors: Death list accessibility now limited

The U.S. budget bill that was recently signed into law includes the closure of the Social Security Death Index and the exemption of SSDI information from the Freedom of Information Act.

The U.S. budget bill that was recently signed into law includes the closure of the Social Security Death Index and the exemption of SSDI information from the Freedom of Information Act.

Richard Eastman's Genealogy Newsletter (Dec. 30) and Curt Witcher's Genealogy Gems (Dec. 31 news from the Fort Wayne, Ind., Library) both reported on this depressing news.